Hidden in the trees of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, pueblo-style Placita Bonita reaches its 2 story rastra-block walls just high enough for a view over the valley stretching 70 miles or more into the distance. The master bedroom balcony provides a picturesque perch and the kiva fireplace, a warm focal point. Interior views compete with the landscape as graceful nooks, arches and niches frame an extensive collection of southwestern art. Down the winding stair with natural stone treads lies a sunken Living Room, Dining Room and Gourmet Kitchen. Exposed viga beams with shiplapped wood decking, a living room fireplace with built-in bancos, and a leather-like stained concrete slab provide a rustic southwestern feel. Punched tin highlights the cabinet doors. Adobe interior walls finished with colored plasters shape the space, absorb heat and help to maintain comfortable interior temperatures with minimal input from the radiant floor heating system.